Friday, May 27, 2016

Celebrate the Small Things


It's time for another edition of. . .

CELEBRATE THE SMALL THINGS!


This is a weekly blog hop sponsored by the amazing Lexa Cain, and co-hosted by L.G. Keltner from Writing Off the Edge and myself. Every week, wonderful things happen, tiny things, which make us smile. But as time grabs us up, we forget all about those moments. This is the chance for us to reflect back on those and remember that there are tons of things worth celebrating.

This week, I'm celebrating. . .


1) Chocolate! Well, besides the fact that chocolate is always something to celebrate, my son bought me some out of the blue...the yummy, expensive kind. Oh, those pounds!

2) Surprise package! I'm doing the YA Buccaneer Bootcamp again this year and was lucky enough to win their last writer's package...books, soap, tasty coffee, lip balm...it's like Christmas in May.

3) A day at the art museum! We made a trip to the Springfield MO art museum, not expecting much, but since it was free, decided to give it a chance. It's small and doesn't exactly hold up to Musee du Louvre, but they had some wonderful things for the kids.There was a 'station' to become a living portrait with dress-up possibilities too. We had a blast...









And what about you?
What little, happy things did you run across this week? See a flower growing in a crack on the sidewalk? Bump into someone at the store (the good kind of bump)? Find a sale you weren't expecting? See a new game?

What are you celebrating?


19 comments:

  1. Ooh, chocolate is always worth celebrating! And so are unexpected gifts and pleasant surprises like the museum. Have a great weekend!

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  2. I wrote the first page of a new project. It's pretty awful, but I don't care. I started the WIP!

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    1. First time around, it's suppose to be awful. Yay to starting!

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  3. Chocolate is always something worth celebrating.

    I didn't know Springfield had an art museum. The family and I will be heading down to Springfield in a month or so. We'll have to stop by and see what it's like.

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    1. For the art side, it's all right but nothing amazing. But for kids, it's worth a stop.

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  4. Yay for the chocolate and Christmas in May :) Enjoy! Sounds like the trip was a good one after all. Can't wait to see the pics :) Have a great weekend :)

    Lori's CtST @ As the Fates Would Have It

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  5. I love the living portraits! That's such a fun idea for a museum to have something like this. My kids would love it!

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    1. I was really amazed at the hands on room they had. Lots to build, try out, and dig into. When one has kids, these type of places are little treasures.

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  6. Tonja, having chocolate is always reason to celebrate! Now, I want some. The portraits look like y'all had lots of fun and that's another reason to celebrate. :) Have a good weekend and thanks for visiting my place (and yet another reason to celebrate).

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  7. You all look like masterpieces! :-D Exposing your kids to masterpieces is always worthwhile, Louvre or no Louvre.

    As for me, this week, I'm celebrating making some serious headway on my new MS. Yes, much like Harry Potter, my mage Joshua is going to a BRITISH BOARDING SCHOOL. I know, I know--I come up with SUCH original ideas. ;-P

    P.S. If your younger son also buys people chocolate for no reason, please send him to NJ, and I will adopt him. Thanks!

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  8. Small art galleries are lovely intimate places I find and so many are super kid friendly - I remember taking mine when they were smaller and they got involved with loads of creating art projects :) Super photos of you all and as for receiving unexpected chocolate - what's not to celebrate???
    Have a lovely weekend with your wonderful family :)
    Special Teaching at Pempi’s Palace

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  9. Cool art museum pics. I had some gourmet chocolate yesterday. I had to stop myself from eating more.

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  10. Yay for chocolate! I'm glad to know the museum had good points. Love the ski goggles! Have a lovely weekend. :)

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  11. It's good to see I'm not the only one who thinks chocolate is always worth celebrating. ^_^

    I think the only thing I'm celebrating this week is discovering that I do like telecommuting. Working from home is nicer than I thought it would be, and I do like not losing an hour of my day to the commute.

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